• Writing Ideas

    Plot or Characters?

    I’ll admit, I’m more plot driven than character driven, but I learned early on that it doesn’t matter how good a plot might be if the readers don’t care about the characters, that book isn’t one they’ll remember or maybe even finish reading. And if I manipulate my characters so I can achieve the plot I want, I’ll really lose my readers. Therefore, even though the plot is very important to me, I must always remember to build the story so it’s one where the characters act and react in ways that are reasonable…not just ways that will get me to my next plot point. This means, if I’ve mapped…